C1913

LESSER NODDY

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Distribution: WA. Seas around Houtman Albrolhos WA. First described Temminck 1823.  This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s and is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

LESSER NODDY

Date:

C1913

Artist:

John Gerrard Keulemans (1842 - 1912)

Engraver:

Witherby & Co 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
LESSER NODDY - Antique Print from 1913

Genuine antique
dated:

1913

Description:

Distribution: WA. Seas around Houtman Albrolhos WA.

First described Temminck 1823.

 This image is from the last great bird series, The Birds of Australia by G. Matthew’s and is rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets done. It was the last series produced to use hand colouring rather than colour printed lithography for the illustrations. Original lithograph. Rare.

Biography:

Johannes Gerard Keulemans (1842-1912)

Keulemans was a Dutch bird artist and illustrator.

He was born in Rotterdam and as a young man he collected animal specimens for museums such as the Natural History Museum in Leiden, whose director, Hermann Schlegel, encouraged Keulemans and sent him on the 1864 expedition to West Africa. In 1869, he was persuaded by Richard Bowdler Sharpe to illustrate his Monograph of the Alcedinidae, or Family of Kingfishers (1868-1871) and to move to England, where he lived for the rest of his life.

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